WELCOME TO PUNE CANTONMENT BOARD
Pune Cantonment, also known as Pune Camp, is a military cantonment located in Pune, Maharashtra in India. It was established in 1817 for accommodating troops of the British Indian Army. The cantonment houses many military establishments. It is also known for its many shopping locations like MG Road and East Street. The headquarters of Indian Army's Southern Command is located in Pune Cantonment. The National War Memorial Southern Command which commemorates the sacrifice of soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces is also situated in the cantonment.
Brief History Of The Cantonment The British Indian
Army already had a small encampment west of the Mula River in Khadki. As more
troops were required to be accommodated, a larger area was occupied to the west
of the Mutha River, leading to the establishment of the Pune Cantonment in 1817
for accommodating troops of the British Indian Army. The villages of Mali,
Munjeri, Wanowrie and Ghorpuri (Ghorpadi) were selected for this purpose.
Initially, a garrison for 4,620 troops was planned for the cantonment. This
included two European regiments, a mountain battery, a native cavalry and three
The limit of the cantonment was extended in 1822. In 1963, Ghorpuri Village (Ghorpadi) and Fatima Nagar were merged into cantonment area. The limit of the cantonment was again extended in the same year when Mundhwa village was included in the cantonment.
At present, the Cantonment is divided into 08 wards and is governed by the
Cantonments Act, 2006 and various Policy letters and Instructions of the
Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India issued from time to time. Though
the Board functions as a local municipal body, yet it is under the
administrative control of Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE), New Delhi
and Principal Director, Defence Estates, Southern Command, Pune.
As a local municipal body, the Cantonment strives to ensure that the residents receive all the necessary facilities such as education, sanitation, public health, street lights water supply and birth and death registration.
Functions and Duties of the Board
Duties of Board. -It shall be duty of every [Board], so far as the funds at its disposal permit, to make reasonable provision within the cantonment for-
116A. Power to manage property. -A [Board] may, subject to any conditions imposed by the Central Government, manage any property entrusted to its management by the Central Government on such terms as to the sharing of rents and profits accruing from such property as may be determined by rule made under section 280
Discretionary functions of Board.
A Board may, within the cantonment, make provision for-
117A. Power of expenditure for educational purposes outside the cantonment. -A [Board] may make provision for educational objects outside the cantonment if it is satisfied that the interests of the residents of the cantonment will be served thereby